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Venus 1-X Well: Total Makes 'Significant' Oil Discovery Offshore Namibia

Feb 24, 2022

French oil major TotalEnergies said Thursday it had made a significant discovery of light oil with associated gas on the Venus prospect, located in block 2913B in the Orange Basin, offshore southern Namibia.TotalEnergies said that its Venus…

Transocean's 8th-gen Deepwater Titan Drillship Completes Drydocking in Singapore

Feb 16, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has said this week that its eighth-generation Deepwater Titan drillship has completed drydocking in Singapore.The Deepwater Titan is Transocean's first 20,000 psi ultra-deepwater drillship, and will, once delivered…

Aker BP to Use Odfjell's Deepsea Nordkapp Drilling Rig for KEG Development Wells

Feb 15, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has exercised a scope-based option to use Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Nordkapp semi-submersible drilling rig to drill development wells at the recently approved Kobra East Gekko (KEG) project.Odfjell Drilling…

Santos Drilling Ahead at Pavo-1 Site Offshore Australia

Feb 15, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Santos is drilling ahead at its Pavo-1 well, off W. Australia, after last week's spud using the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rigThe Pavo-1, operated by Santos (70%) with Carnarvon as partner (30%) is targeting…

Transocean's Quarterly Rig Report: $87.7M Worth of Drilling Deals Secured

Feb 14, 2022

Deepwater drilling specialist Transocean said Monday it had secured around $87.7 million in offshore drilling contracts since its last quarterly rig fleet report.In its report, Transocean said it had won contracts for five offshore drilling rigs…

ConocoPhillips Hires Icon Caren Jack-up Rig for Sarawak Drilling

Feb 14, 2022

U.S. oil and gas company ConocoPhillips has awarded a jack-up drilling rig contract to Malaysia's Icon Offshore for its Sarawak 2022 drilling campaign.The contract is for the Icon Caren jack-up drilling rig, previously known as Perisai Pacific 101…

Semco Maritime to Spruce Up 'Floatel Superior'

Feb 11, 2022

Offshore accommodation rig provider Floatel International has awarded a contract to Semco Maritime for service work on the semi-submersible accommodation unit Floatel Superior.Semco said that the harsh environment accommodation rig is expected to dock at Hanøytangen in Norway…

Safe Concordia Flotel Stays with BP in Trinidad

Feb 11, 2022

BP Trinidad and Tobago has chartered the Safe Concordia offshore accommodation rig from Prosafe, to provide gangway-connected operations at Cassia C offshore platform in Trinidad. The contract will last around 160 days and will be a straight…

Rig in Place - Santos to Spud Pavo-1 Well Targeting 82 Million Barrels

Feb 09, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Santos is set to start drilling the Pavo-1 well, offshore W. Australia, as the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig has reached the well site and completed pre-drill preparations.The Pavo-1, operated by Santos…

ADC Energy Nets Rig Inspection Services Contract in Malaysia

Feb 07, 2022

Aberdeen-based offshore rig inspection company ADC Energy has said it has been awarded its third contract in Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the first quarter of 2022 to provide its specialist rig inspection services to an unnamed global E&P operator in Malaysia…

Shell Gets Approval to Drill at Ormen Lange Field

Jan 27, 2022

Shell's Norwegian subsidiary Norske Shell has received regulatory consent to drill an exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.The Petroleum Safety Authority said Wednesday that Shell would drill the well  6305/5-C-3 H in block 6305/5 in the Production License 209…

Maersk Drilling Nets Long-term Contract for Maersk Reacher Jack-up Rig

Jan 19, 2022

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a contract with TotalEnergies E&P Danmark for its jack-up drilling rig Maersk Reacher.TotalEnergies will use the Maersk Reacher for well intervention services in the Danish North Sea. The contract is expected to start in July 2022…

Maersk Drilling, Aker BP in Jack-Up Rig Swap Deal

Jan 17, 2022

Danish offshore oil and gas drilling company Maersk Drilling and the Norwegian oil company Aker BP have entered into a rig swap agreement .Under the agreement, the jack-up rig Maersk Reacher will be replaced by the low-emission jack-up rig Maersk…

Abu Dhabi's Offshore Service Firm ZMI Secures up to $500M Financing Facility

Jan 11, 2022

Abu Dhabi's offshore marine services company ZMI Holdings said on Tuesday it had signed and closed a new senior secured financing facility of up to $500 million.It will help ZMI invest further in its growth markets, and provide committed and…

Chariot Makes 'Transformational' Gas Find at Anchois Well, Offshore Morocco

Jan 10, 2022

Oil and gas company Chariot has said it has made a significant gas discovery at the Anchois well in the Lixus License, offshore Morocco.Using Stena Drilling's Stena Don semi-submersible drilling rig, Chariot drilled the Anchois-2 appraisal and exploration well to a total measured depth of 2…

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